Cookie Policy

1                Introduction

1.1            www.johnwhaiteskitchen.com (“Website”) is operated by John Whaite's Kitchen Ltd (“we”, “us”, “our”).

1.2            This cookie policy (the “Cookie Policy”) it intended to explain to you what “cookies” are and how we use them so that you can make an informed decision as to whether you consent to us using “cookies” when you are using our Website.

2                What are cookies

2.1            “Cookies” and similar technologies are small text files, which are often encrypted, which usually contain a unique identifier and a site name. When you visit a website or use a mobile application, the website sends information to your browser which allows a cookie to be stored on your computer or mobile device. Once stored, the website can access various information collected by the cookie. Information gathered through cookies may include the date and time of your visits to a website, how you use a website or the time spent on a website.

2.2            For more details on cookies and similar technologies please see the BBC’s guide on cookies at www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/about-cookies. For the purposes of this Cookie Policy we will refer to the files described in paragraph 2.1 as “cookies”.

3                Consent

3.1            By continuing to use our Website you are deemed to consent to our use of the cookies described in this Cookie Policy.  If you do not consent to us using cookies then please read the next section.

4                How to block cookies

4.1            You can block us from using cookies on the Website by activating the relevant settings in your browser. For more information on cookie management and blocking cookies for a wide variety of browsers, visit www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/stop-cookies-installed.

4.2            However, in order to access all of the pages and features of this Website you will need to accept cookies. If you choose to reject or block cookies, certain features of this Website may not work as we intended and you may not be able to access all pages of the Website.

5                Types of cookie 

5.1            Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies can be used for a number of purposes and allow a website to remember your preferences or actions even after you have closed your browser. These cookies are stored on your device (computer, mobile phone or tablet) and will remain there between browser sessions (unless you delete them).

5.2            Session cookies

Session cookies can also be used for a number of purposes and allow a website to remember your actions during a browser session. For example, they will allow a website to remember the items that you have added to your basket whilst you continue to shop. These cookies expire once you close your browser so are not stored long term.

5.3            This Website uses both persistent and session cookies. Details of the cookies used on this Website to which you can refuse consent are set out in the table in paragraph 6 below.

5.4            First party v Third party cookies

First party cookies are those cookies that are placed on your device by us. Third party cookies are cookies that are placed on your device by a third party when you visit our Website.

5.5            As a result of your visit to our Website, third parties may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address and your clickstream information. This information may be used for re-targeting campaigns and re-marketing campaigns by tailoring content to you based on your actions towards various adverts.

5.6            Advertising cookies

These allow us and our partners to serve you with relevant advertising and to know whether or not you've seen an advert or a type of advert, and how long it is since you've seen it.

5.7            Analytical/ performance cookies

These allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting the Website and which parts of the Website are most popular. This helps us improve the way the Website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

5.8            Essential/strictly necessary cookies

These are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to use the shopping cart.

5.9            Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to the Website. They enable us to remember your preferences.

5.10         Targeting cookies

These record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.